Aug 1, 2008, 8:40 AM
In what could be seen as another instance of tough talking by a prominent African politician against the African Union and Western governments, in particular, Hon. Sidia Jatta, the National Assembly Member for Wuli West constituency, has spoken against what he called the African Union’s failure to take part in the current crisis in Libya.
In his contribution to the motion on the adjournment debate at the National Assembly on Thursday, Hon. Jatta also slammed Western governments for “scrambling over
“As we speak right now, the French President and the British Prime Minister are in
The Wuli West parliamentarian, who is poised as a titan in the opposition National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD), told his fellow parliamentarians that while the conflict is
“Why can’t the African Union for once decide and say no to all this, and call for a national conference in
While questioning the use of the African Union, Hon. Jatta said the sovereignty of the African continent is massacred on the altar of indifference to
“Our continent is being massacred on the altar of indifference to the political problems of this continent, and I think we have to talk because
According to Hon. Jatta, who is also a member of the Pan African Parliament, the role played by
In his analysis, the tragedy of the situation in
“As at now, there is war going on in four different towns in Libya, and Libyans themselves are saying that Gaddafi is still important in Libya because he still has strong support on the ground,” he stated, further noting that, with all this happening, the AU is sitting down comfortably looking at those he called “wolves in sheep’s clothes” scrambling over the resources of the continent.
In his view, the recent remarks by the current leader of the National Transitional Council in